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Vacationing on the Island of Kauai

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It is time for a vacation. This time around we took off to the island of Kauai in Hawaii. Something a little different this time around to take advantage of the amazing Canadian dollar… I think that is how it works????

Anywho, an extra little bit of excitement on the trip. Kelly and I got engaged at the base of a waterfall. That was pretty exciting.

 

… sorry for the brevity.

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Check out that rock!!! (I know it is hard to see)

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You Better Belize It! (Belize excuse the pun…)

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Recently, Kelly and I made our annual fall vacation and this year we chose Belize as our destination. Having traveled to a few countries in the area (Mexico, Dominican and Costa Rica) it was exciting to see something that was geographically close yet environmentally quite different. Belize for the most part is actually situated below sea level. This fact has led to a very unique landscape that is very flat, very wet and quite beautiful.

For the sake of our vacation we chose a small hotel/resort called the X’Tan Ha. This is a quaint, secluded and absolutely beautiful spot about 7 miles north of San Pedro on the Ambergris Caye. Accessible only by boat this secluded gem offered a week of rest and relaxation away from it all. While seclusion was definitely an aspect of desire town and amenities were also quite close and easily capitalized on.

These photos are mostly from in and around the X’Tan Ha but we did actually go outside and explore. You will just have to take my word for it though…

 

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More Photos are hosted on Flickr

A Week Away in a Mountain Biker’s Paradise – Moab Utah

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This year (as with a few other years) following the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas Nevada a small group of Norco staffords took to the East instead of the North in search of higher ground. The destination was Moab Utah for a week of riding and unwinding after a busy event season over the summer. For 8 days this group of cyclists (me included) rode the best that Moab had to offer including the Whole Enchilada (twice), Captain Ahab, Hidden Valley, Portal, Poisen Spider, Pritchet Arch and more. An Amazing week of riding in a worldwide cycling destination.

This trip was more about riding that photos but I did still lug the ol’ camera with me on most of the rides. Here you can reap the rewards of my unfortunately heavy labours.


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The 2013 Quebec Ride To Conquer Cancer in Photos

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For the second year I had the opportunity to help support the Quebec Ride to Conquer Cancer. This ride runs from Montreal to Quebec City where 1800 riders banded together and raised $6.4 million dollars towards cancer research and treatment. Better known in beautiful Quebec as “Cyclo-défi Enbridge contre le cancer” this is another amazing event! I am proud to have been able to offer tech support on this and many other Ride to conquer Cancer events over the past 5 years. Next up is Alberta on August 10-11th.

Here are a jumble of photos from the ride!

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Winter is behind us and Summer is just around the corner

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Dustan.Sept-40Dustan.Sept-79Spring is arriving and with that comes the clearing of our local trail systems. While snowshoeing may have been the preferred means of travel in the past, these times are changing. With the warming air comes the absence of snow and the drying up of the forest floor. It may only be February but the trails are a sure sight that winter is behind us and summer is just around the corner.

More to come soon.

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2012 BC Cyclocross Championships

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The 2012 British Columbia Cyclocross Championships took place at Mahon Park in North Vancouver. The sloped course is tight, fast and has a wicked bog at the bottom. The racers were pushed to the limit and many broke. Those that could handle the varying weather and a challenging course took home the hardware for 2012. This particular race I focused on video rather than photos and spliced together a short recap of the Masters and Elite races for your viewing pleasure. Just imagine that you are on a 2:37 elevator ride and I know you will appreciate the music that accompanies the video…

Here are the full results

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Day 3 in Pictures – Moab’s Amasa Back

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Day 3 in Moab Utah. This is Amasa Back. As the title says, life is short and photos say more than words so have a quick watch below and see what a great day of mountain biking entails.

Random photos from happenings of things

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I have had my camera with me a lot lately. Mostly tucked in a bag though longing to be ‘shuttering’. work has been nuts and not of the photo kind so there is not a lot to show from the last couple weeks. That said, here are a few random photos from when I did manage to pull the ole’ camera out of its bag.

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This photo stays close to home. A shot of Vancouver from yours truly’s beer drinking patio

Black Mountain Pond
I made the hike over Mt Hollyburn through Cypress and over Black Mountain to the Eagle Bluffs. This was a random pond along the way.

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The view from eagle Bluffs is one of the best in or around the city.

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I brought a beer… no big deal

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The view of Vancouver from Lonsdale Quay is overshot and stereotypical. But worth shooting none-the-less

Wined and Dined in Naramata BC

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As a Pre-Canada Day celebration Kelly and I head to the interior; Narimata BC. to be more precise, one of the best known wine regions of BC. Just outside of Penticton, Narimata is home to more than 20 different wineries. With weather fading in and out over the three days it was a matter of quick-draw on the shudder but I managed to get a few shots over the weekend. Visiting some 14 wineries and one brewery this was an inevitably awesome time.

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Lucky Number 7 – An Albertan Ride To Conquer Cancer

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On the Ride to Conquer Cancer wrench support tally this was number 7. The Alberta Ride to Conquer Cancer had an extra variable this year and it was weather. While the ride started and ended in relative dryness, the creamy center was as wet as it could possibly be. With camp floor unable to handle the foot-traffic and extreme precipitation the camp was slightly refugee-camp like. That said, the cause, the drive and the thought of loved ones drove people forward. If nothing else, the camp conditions were a good excuse to get an early start to day 2. There were a few more casualties along the way and the buses were slightly more full than usual but the majority of riders still pedaled on and ended their ride on two wheels.

The ride is not supposed to be easy and by no means is it. This year the struggle was a little harder but all the more worthwhile. These 2000 riders that collectively raised $8 Million towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation. This event and all its participants truly are making a difference in finding a cure for cancer.

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